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Shoulders up shot of Chungha, looking forward, she is wearing a white shirt
Chungha in June 2019
Native name
Kim Chan-mi

(1996-02-09) February 9, 1996 (age 23)
Seoul, South Korea
Other names
  • Kim Chung-ha
  • Annie Kim
Alma materSejong University
  • Singer
  • dancer
  • songwriter
  • choreographer
Home townDallas, Texas, United States
Musical career
Years active2016–present
Associated acts
WebsiteOfficial page
Korean name
Revised RomanizationGim Cheong-ha
McCune–ReischauerKim Ch'ŏng-ha
Birth name
Revised RomanizationGim Chan-mi
McCune–ReischauerKim Ch'an-mi
Signature of Chungha.svg

Kim Chung-ha (Korean김청하, born Kim Chan-mi [김찬미]; February 9, 1996),[3] better known mononymously as Chungha, stylized as CHUNG HA, is a South Korean singer, dancer, songwriter, and choreographer. She finished fourth in Mnet's girl group survival show Produce 101, becoming a member of the resulting girl group I.O.I.

Early life[edit]

Chungha was born on February 9, 1996, in South Korea. She lived in Dallas, Texas, under her English name Annie Kim,[4] for eight years before returning to South Korea to become a singer. As a result, she is able to speak both English and Korean.[5] She graduated from Sejong University, majoring in dance.[6] She auditioned for YG Entertainment and was a JYP Entertainment trainee prior to joining her current agency MNH Entertainment.[7][8] Kim trained for three years before debuting, and had been dancing for 6–7 years. She revealed that she almost quit attending dance classes at some point due to financial issues.[9]


2016–2017: Produce 101, I.O.I, and solo debut with Hands on Me[edit]

From January 22 to April 1, Kim represented MNH Entertainment on reality girl group survival show Produce 101.[10] She finished in fourth place and debuted on May 4, with the project girl group I.O.I with the mini-album Chrysalis.[11] On June 10, YMC Entertainment revealed Chungha as one of the seven members of the group's unit group, slated to promote their second single, "Whatta Man", during the summer of 2016.[12] It was revealed that three teams were contacted to make the choreography for the single, but hers was chosen because it was deemed to be the highest quality.[13] The single was a commercial success peaking at number 2 on the Gaon Digital Chart and on the Gaon Album Chart, for its digital (downloads and streaming) and physical sales respectively.[14]

Chungha on a stage facing left, she is doing a sideways peace sign around her right eye
Chungha performing as a member of I.O.I during the Lotte World Youth Festival in 2016.

On June 30, it was revealed that Chungha would be having a cameo appearance on Korean drama, Entourage, along with groupmate Im Na-young.[15] On July 24, she was revealed to be a new cast member on dance survival show, Hit The Stage.[16] On August 17, it was announced that Chungha would be collaborating with groupmates Choi Yoo-jung, Jeon So-mi, and DIA's Ki Hui-hyeon for the digital single, "Flower, Wind and You", which was produced by Boi B.[17][18][19] The music video was released on MBK Entertainment's YouTube channel. On December 21, MNH Entertainment confirmed that she will be debuting as a solo artist in the beginning of 2017 after wrapping up I.O.I's promotions.[20] On December 23, Chungha collaborated with Heo Jung-eun and HALO's Ooon for the holiday carol, "Snow in This Year", that was featured on the Korean drama, My Fair Lady.[21]

On January 10, 2017, Chungha was selected to be a host for EBS' Ah! Sunday – A Running Miracle. Chungha would show the public how to improve their physical fitness via jogging and would take a team of challengers under her wing for the show.[22] On April 21, she released her pre-debut single titled "Week", on the official M&H Entertainment YouTube account,[23] followed on June 7 by her debut EP, entitled Hands on Me, with the lead track "Why Don't You Know".[24][25] Chungha subsequently featured in Samuel Kim's solo debut album entitled Sixteen with the track "With U", and in Babylon's single, "La La La".[26][27] From September 3 onwards, she took over Kisum as a DJ for EBS's radio program Listen,[28] and on September 19, it was announced that she would be an MC for FashionN's Please Take Care of My Vanity alongside Super Junior's Leeteuk and Han Chae-young.[29] On November 22, the first episode of her own reality show, Chungha's Free Month, was released on YouTube and NaverTV.[30]

2018–present: Offset, Blooming Blue, Gotta Go, and Flourishing[edit]

Chungha faces left and faces forward, her hands spread out next to her face
Chungha performing during the 2018 Winter Paralympics torch relay, on March 3.

Chungha released her second extended play Offset on January 17, 2018. The EP contains five tracks including the title track "Roller Coaster".[31] On June 26, MNH Entertainment confirmed that she would be having a comeback on July 18 with her third mini-album titled Blooming Blue, with "Love U" serving as the lead single.[32] Chungha became the ambassador for the Seoul International Architecture Film Festival in October of the same year.[33] It was announced on August 8 that she would join the project group consisting of Red Velvet's Seulgi, (G)I-dle's Soyeon and GFriend's SinB called Station Young for SM Entertainment's project album SM Station X 0. They released their single, "Wow Thing" on September 28.[34] Chungha collaborated with Super Junior's Yesung with the song, "Whatcha Doin'", with the music video released on December 16.

On January 2, 2019, she released her single album, Gotta Go.[35] On January 9, Chungha won her first-ever music program trophy on the MBC Music's Show Champion.[36] She was featured in VIXX member Ravi's new single, "Live", which was released on February 18, 2019.[37] Chungha released her fourth EP Flourishing on June 24, 2019, alongside the music video of the lead single, "Snapping".[38] "Snapping" was placed first on Show Champion on July 3, 2019.[39][40] In August, she joined the soundtrack lineup for the tvN drama Hotel del Luna.[41] The track, titled "At the End", was released on August 3, 2019.[42][43] Chungha collaborated with Grizzly on the single "Run", released on August 22,[44] and with Mommy Son on the single "Fast", released in September for the JTBC Seoul Marathon.[45] In October 2019, Chungha collaborated with Jakarta-born rapper Rich Brian on the single "These Nights".[46] The track serves as the single for 88rising's second compilation album, Head in the Clouds II.[47]


Chungha has stated singer IU is her role model as she admires the way the soloist is able to sing, dance, and perform various other things.[48]

Endorsements and promotions[edit]

Chungha has endorsed various products ranging from electronics to clothing and cosmetics. Her first endorsement was for Nike's "Nike x W Korea", alongside singer Amber Liu and dancer May J Lee in 2017.[49]

Chungha's endorsements includes modeling for Umbro,[50] women's clothing brand Muzak Ifne,[51] Lens Town's contact lenses,[citation needed] endorsing Lotte Liquor's 'Chungha',[52] and being the brand model for Guljak Topokki Chicken restaurant.[53] She has also endorsed the video games Sudden Attack and Bosslave, and LG Corporation's mobile service U+ 5G.[54][55][56] In March 2019, Clinique announced that they had worked with and chosen Chungha as the brand's global ambassador.[57][58] In May 2019, Sprite Korea announced her as the new model and face of the brand and their Summer 2019 Dive in Sprite Campaign alongside actor Jang Ki-yong.[59]


Extended plays[edit]


Television series[edit]

Year Title Network Role Notes Ref.
2016 Entourage tvN Cameo Episode 1 with Lim Na-young [60]
2017 Idol Drama Operation Team KBS Cameo Episode 5, 6
2018 YG Future Strategy Office Netflix Cameo Episode 4 [61]
Top Management YouTube Premium Cameo Episode 14 [62]

Television shows[edit]

Year Title Network Notes Ref.
2016 Produce 101 Mnet Finished 4th [11]
Hit the Stage Contestant [16]
2017 Ah! Sunday - A Running Miracle EBS Host [22]
Please Take Care of My Vanity Fashion MC [63]
Chungha's Free Month Documentary [64]
2018 Real Life Men and Women MBN Cast member [65]
The Call Mnet Cast member

Radio shows[edit]

Year Title Network Notes Ref.
2017–2019 Listen EBS DJ [28]

Awards and nominations[edit]


  1. ^ a b As a member of I.O.I only.[1][2]


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External links[edit]

  • Chungha at MNH Entertainment (in Korean)